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Winthrop Collection auction funds ALS research

Over $1.3 million was realized at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale of the Stephen Winthrop Collection Feb. 6. The entire proceeds will be given to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University to support research. … Continue reading

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Garrett declares candidacy for ANA president

American Numismatic Association Vice President Jeff Garrett announced he will run for the ANA presidency in this year’s election. The professional rare coin dealer has served as a board member for the last six years. Garrett said, “The ANA has … Continue reading

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PGA Tour Set – Golf Bag Coin

This officially licensed PGA TOUR coin features a three-dimensional golf bag inset and the inscription “Heritage – Sportsmanship – Respect” – words that define the values of the PGA TOUR and the game of golf. The PGA TOUR is the … Continue reading

Enjoy a game of golf? Buy this coin commemorating the PGA Tour and the wonderful game of golf.
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Kurdistan militants seek own currency

By Richard Giedroyc First it was ISIS, the terrorist group determined to re-establish a medieval-style caliphate in what is now Syria and Iraq, that announced it was going to issue its own money. Now the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) … Continue reading

An image supposed to be that of the PKK's currency.
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Will collectors boldly buy ‘Star Trek’ coins?

On Feb. 16 The Perth Mint will release both the U.S.S. Enterprise and Captain James T. Kirk imaged in silver. It is 49 years since Gene Roddenberry launched the Star Trek series and it is still running hot. The two, … Continue reading

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Coinage of Roman Republic Online aids numismatic research

The American Numismatic Society, in collaboration with the British Museum and the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, has launched another major tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of the ancient world. Coinage … Continue reading

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Collectors flock to San Jose show

The northern California collector base helped business boom on the bourse floor of the 47th Annual San Jose Coin & Collectibles Show at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose Jan. 23-25. Attendance topped the 750 mark. “We had a … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Want new coin designs? Tell Congress

By Erik N. Jansen Thanks to Bob Olekson! I saw the “Viewpoint” article you published by Bob Olekson and found myself nodding in agreement again and again. [In that article Olekson, said that “to revitalize the hobby we need new … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (3/3/15)

1969 $1 coin honors moon landing, Eisenhower It is amazing how many people do not know that in 1971 the Mint put out a large dollar coin in honor of both President Eisenhower and the landing of the Eagle on … Continue reading

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Steve Ellsworth to run for ANA board seat

Early coppers dealer and retired Army colonel Steven Ellsworth has announced his candidacy for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors in the summer election. “I would like to assist in the development of charitable program that … Continue reading

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